Nevertheless, we shall ensure that accurate citizenship data is compiled in connection with the census by other means.
Accordingly, aliens are restricted from eligibility for many public benefits.
The lack of accurate information about the total citizen population makes it difficult to plan for annual expenditures on certain benefits programs. And the lack of accurate and complete data concerning the alien population makes it extremely difficult to evaluate
Third, data identifying citizens will help the Federal Government generate a more reliable count of the unauthorized alien population in the country.
Academic researchers have also been unable to develop useful and reliable numbers of our illegal alien population using currently available data.
The Federal Government’s need for a more accurate count of illegal aliens in the country is only made more acute by the recent massive influx of illegal immigrants at our southern border.
The Department has said that if the officers or public bodies having initial responsibility for the legislative districting in each State indicate a need for tabulations of citizenship data, the Census Bureau will make a design
To be clear, generating accurate data concerning the total number of citizens, non-citizens, and illegal aliens in the country has nothing to do with enforcing immigration laws against particular individuals.
Sec. 2. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to develop complete and accurate data on the number of citizens, non-citizens, and illegal aliens in the country.
(i) Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – National-level file of Lawful Permanent Residents, Naturalizations;
(iii) Department of Homeland Security – National-level file of Customs and Border Arrival/Departure transaction data;
(v) Department of State – National-level passport application data;
(vii) Department of Health and Human Services – CMS Medicaid and CHIP Information System.
(c) To ensure that the Federal Government continues to collect the most accurate information available concerning citizenship going forward, the Secretary of Commerce shall consider initiating any administrative process necessary to include a citizenship question
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 11, 2019.